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Future Scientists Show Off Their Skills at Recent District Science Fairs

During the month of November, Iredell-Statesville Schools hosted their annual district-wide science fair.  The Iredell-Statesville Schools Science Fair is an opportunity to showcase all the winning school-level fair projects.  The fair provides a place for innovative ideas to be shared in areas across Biology, Chemistry, Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences.  Students represented their schools in the competition through board presentation and interview.  Their science board provides a display that outlines the area of research, problem, hypothesis, procedures, results, and conclusions.  Every student also interviews with a judge to answer more in-depth questions regarding their project, results, and overall conclusions.


The science fair is a great way for students to enhance their learning outside the classroom.


“The science fair is a great way to add rigor to a student’s classroom instruction and build communication skills,” Kelly Hinson, Director of AIG, IB and Online Programs explained.  “Through this learning opportunity students are allowed a chance to often investigate a problem that interests them and see what they learn in the classroom work in a real-world situation,” she added.


This year, Iredell-Statesville Schools congratulates the following students and wish them all the best as they move to the regional competition at UNC-Charlotte on February 2, 2019.

2018 Elementary Science Fair Winners

Student's Name Project Name School Place
Cool Spring Elementary Jack Taylor Which type of free and clear laundry detergent cleans towels the best? Gold
EIES Riley Taylor & Tatum Fortner WASH THOSE HANDS Gold
Lake Norman Elementary Tarun Duraipandi Is your drink harming your body? Gold
Scotts Elementary Gavin Barnette Rethink Your Drink Gold
Woodland Heights Athrun Saake Paper Airplanes Gold
Cloverleaf Carter Pearsall Catching Stardust Silver
Harmony Elementary School Reilly Smith,Dylan Morrison The Toothpaste Test Silver
Lake Norman Elementary Nicholas Moore, Briley Smith, Ethan Nance MagnetTropism Silver
Third Creek Elementary School Elizabeth Jenkins Can a Magnet and a Battery Make a Piece of Copper Wire Rotate? Silver
Union Grove Elem Gage Goodnight Citrus Clock Silver
Woodland Heights Carli Dixon Effects of salt water on plant growth Silver
Cloverleaf Pari Patel Solar Oven Bronze
Coddle Creek Elementary Ridley Miller Do Dogs Have a Favorite Color? Bronze
Cool Elementary School Kaitlin Winkley Candy Rocks! What type of sugars grow the best crystals for rock candy? Bronze
Lakeshore Elementary School Sarah McCluskey Look on the Green Side of Things Bronze
Lakeshore Elementary School Laila Wigginton An Apple A Day, the Freshest Way Bronze
Scotts Elementary Mason Todd/Koah Fernandez S.B.F. (Slowest Burning Fabrics) Bronze

2018 Secondary Science Fair Winners

Student's Name Category Project Name School Place
Milo Goodrich/Wesley Timm Bio A How fertillizer effects plant growth East Iredell Middle 2nd
Amberlynn VanHouten Bio A Farm Fresh Vs Store bought eggs East Iredell Middle 3rd
Jocelyn Mills Bio B What Drinks Stain Your Teeth? Mount Mourne 1st
Esha Shah Bio B Watch Your Sleep Lake Norman High 2nd
Alana Driver Bio B Moisture Madness Mount Mourne 3rd
Brandon Moore Chemistry Catching Fire Mount Mourne 1st
Aida Saake Chemistry Putting the "Bubble" in Bubblegum Mount Mourne 2nd
John Driver Chemistry Best Electrode Combination for Maximum Voltage of Galvanic Cell at Different Temperatures South Iredell High 3rd
Dexton Howell Davis Earth and Environmental A Pop of ECO Brawley Middle 1st
Carson Campbell Earth and Environmental What is the best method for limiting the effects of eutrophication? South Iredell High 2nd
Noyonika Parui & Niharika Parui Earth and Environmental Hurricane Shields Mount Mourne 3rd
Lacie Evans Engineering Paper Again and Again East Iredell Middle 1st
Maggie Martin (Katie), Lily Goforth Engineering The Effect of Temperature on Magnets Northview 2nd
Adason Buoniconti & Aubrey Eberfield Engineering All Net Brawley Middle 3rd
Harrison Nance Physics Will It Float? Mount Mourne 1st
Tayshon Harris/Zachary Church Physics Sir Isaac's Lego West Iredell Middle 2nd
Chloris Wong Physics Flying Helicopter Brawley Middle 3rd
Arjun Saminathan Technology Do Screens Really Damage Your Eyes? Mount Mourne 1st
Peyton Woods/Skyler Bolin Technology What is Draining your cellphone battery East Iredell Middle 2nd